Browsing Posts tagged Kerry Wood

In what was a groggy day in Yankee Universe, the New York Yankees went out and signed Russell Martin and Mark Prior to deals, both according to MLB.com. Both of these deals will certainly gives the Yankees more options for 2011, so let’s see how they will impact the team, if at all.

Russell Martin Looks Like Jesus Montero - NDG Baseball Alumni

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As highlighted in my article last week which speculated on possible moves, the New York Yankees got started resigning and retooling for 2010.

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The New York Yankees defeated the Texas Rangers by a score of 7-2 in Game 5 of the American League Championship Series. CC Sabathia stepped up big time and allowed only one run in the six innings he threw. With the win, the series record is now Texas 3, New York 2 as it goes back to Texas.

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The New York Yankees defeated the Toronto Blue Jays by a score of 7-3. Although Ivan Nova started the game, Kerry Wood got the win with 1.2 innings of hitless relief. With the win, the Yankees move to 84-5o on the year and now have a two game lead over the Tampa Bay Rays.

Brett Gardner sneaks past former Yankee catcher Jose Molina - AP

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AJ Attacked. For six innings tonight, AJ Burnett showed poised and command as he guided the Yanks to a 4-3 victory. Burnett allowed three runs on six hits. Yes, he gave up a two-run home run to Kevin Kouzmanoff, but he limited the damage. Surprisingly Burnett struck out a season-high eight hitters, grabbing his tenth win on the season. As for the rest of the Yankees, the bullpen was once again solid. Mark Teixeira kept rolling, collecting three-hits. With the victory, the Yankees move to 83-50 and a season-best, 33 games over .500. The Tampa Bay Rays also won, keeping the Yankee advantage at one game.

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Johnny Damon returned to the Bronx tonight, and got a nice applause in his first at-bat. Other than that, the Yankee Stadium crowd didn’t cheer about much else. The offense was (again) shut down by a pitcher the Yankees have never faced before, and a late rally came up small, as Detroit prevailed, 3-1.

The Red Sox were off tonight, but the Rays managed to beat Cliff Lee, so the Yanks are now tied atop the AL East with their rivals from Tampa. Their lead in the Wild Card sits at five-and-a-half games.

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The Yankees and Royals sat through a lengthy rain delay for the second time this season – but the result wasn’t worth the more than two hour wait. Despite threats in the sixth, eighth, and ninth, the Yankees couldn’t get that elusive big hit. Billy Butler’s fifth inning barely-a-home run stood as the game-winning run, as the Royals won, 4-3.

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This, my friends, was a game that you simply did not want to end. In the beginning, Rangers ace Cliff Lee looked just like Cliff Lee, striking out 11 and walking none and leaving with a 6-2 lead. However, the New York Yankees came back to take the lead in the top of the ninth and win it by a total of 7-6. Kerry Wood picked up the win and Mariano Rivera certainly earned the save. The Yanks move to 70-43 on the year and gain a game  over the Tampa Bay Rays following their afternoon loss to the Detroit Tigers.

A-Rod Lines a Double - AP

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In the final day of a four-game wrap-around series, the Boston Red Sox beat the New York Yankees by a score of 2-1. Jon Lester picked up the win for the Sox and Phil Hughes picked up the loss for the Yanks. I’m refusing to write who got the save, so don’t even bother looking for it. With the loss, the Yankees drop to 69-42 on the season. They are now 1.5 games up on the Tampa Bay Rays and 6 games up on the Boston Red Sox.

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The trade deadline has passed. The Yankees made some very good moves while the Mets did nothing. Nothing. In a city where the media will eat you alive, the Mets did nothing.

Outside of baseball, what else has been happening in New York sports?

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